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    Disclaimer and Copyright Notification:

    Copyright 2014 by Dennis Becker, E1KaD.com

    The contents are based on the authors personal experience and research. Your results may vary, and will be based on your individual situation and motivation. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. Each individuals success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation.

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    About Me:

    Dennis Becker began his Internet marketing career in 1998 by selling on eBay while still running a full time retail business. Beginning in 2002, he became interested in Internet marketing, and spent 3 years trying virtually everything with dismal results.

    One day, frustrated and beat, but unwilling to quit, he devised a new strategy to simplify the entire process, starting with a mindset makeover. That strategy changed his life, and he wrote about it in the classic 5

    Bucks a Day book, available at Amazon, or through a link in the resources section.

    He also opened an Insiders Club in 2007 to help more experienced Internet marketers achieve their first $1000/day of profits by following proven, sometimes little-appreciated, business models to receive amazing results.

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    Before I start, I want to make sure that youre aware of my other free reports available to you instantly. You can download them from this link (and Ill remind you at the end of this report also (in the Resources section).



    Authors Note, 2014: I wrote this report back in 2007. Ive reviewed what I wrote then, and the words and advice are just as true today as they were then, with the small exceptions that some of the comments about the Warrior Forum might be just a little different (things and owners change), and some of the references to my own history have changed.

    In fact, things have gotten better, much better, because Ive continued to follow my own advice that I wrote so many years ago.

    For example I named some gurus, and suggested that they might be difficult to approach. One of them is now a good friend, simply because I wrote to him.

    This report has the power to change things for you as well. I hope you enjoy it, and more than anything else, I hope you take it to heart.


    Just Write It! How to Win Forum Friends and Influence People

    Would you like me to summarize the one key skill that, once developed, will add a zero or two or three to your Internet marketing income?

    Well, like it or not, here it is:

    The ability and willingness to write

    Sometimes the most important things, after taught, are also the most obvious. Like in 5 Bucks a Day, the obvious things were set goals, make lists, focus, and improve your income. Some complained that the teaching was too obvious. If thats so, why werent they earning what others are?

    I suspect those that complained were looking for the magic bullet, the trick that would be like a slap upside the head, something that nobody else had ever thought of, or a black hat technique that would deliver riches without effort.

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    Set goals? Make lists? Focus? That sounds too much like work or mumbo-jumbo to some. Hopefully not you. And too obvious to others. My goal has always been to boil down complex strategies into the simplest steps, and in so doing, if it all sounds obvious in the end, so much the better.

    If youre reading this, and obviously you are, I would say the odds are excellent that you have the ability to write. So, youre halfway there.

    But are you willing to write? Better yet, do you write? And if not, why not?

    Im not necessarily talking about writing a novel, even a book, even an e-Book, even a 15-page report. Im not telling you not to, either. But well discuss more on all this later.

    Let me tell you a bit about myself. As a young child, I was terribly shy, so much so that I can remember little else of my pre-school years, but I can remember my grandmother telling me that she was ashamed of me.

    She was ashamed of me because I wasnt outgoing, loud and boisterous like her other grandchildren. Actually around children my age, I was all of that, but with grownups nearby I retreated into a shell.

    Did her lecture inspire me? No, to the contrary, it terrified me. I lay awake nights. What was wrong with me? I knew I had things to say, but yet I was afraid to say them to grownups. I guess I was taught that children should be seen and not heard and I was the poster child for that motto.

    What was I afraid of? Probably rejection. Probably like in school if you raise your hand to answer a question, and your answer is wrong, and the other kids laugh at you. That kind of rejection. Nothing terribly painful physically, but something that can haunt you psychologically the rest of your life if you let it.

    Its something that a person might not even realize, but it might be causing that person to avoid communication of some specific type for years to come.

    Its easier to just sit there in the classroom and let someone give your answer, and you can smugly say to yourself I knew that.

    Unfortunately youre the only one that knows that you knew that, and your credibility, though it doesnt decrease so much, certainly doesnt increase.

    So too on the Internet. But more about that later also.

    To avoid immediate rejection as I started to grow, I took a fancy to writing instead of speaking, and by doing so, rejections were slower to come. When they did, I didnt care anymore. At least the rejections werent immediate.

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    I found as I grew older that I enjoyed writing letters to people. Even though when I talked to them on the phone, and they would say whats new I would reply ah, nothing much, yet I could sit down 15 minutes later and write a 10 page letter to them.

    This was, of course, before the Internet and email of course, and long before text messaging. Too bad, I would have flourished today.

    I guess it was a good thing that my grandmother lectured me and drove me more to writing than to talking, that habit served me well later. The majority of communication on the Internet is done by writing, isnt it? Not by one on one speaking to someone.

    But enough about my childhood.

    Let me ask you: Whats your favorite form of communication? Verbal or written?

    Id like to encourage you to, as I did eventually, balance one with the other, the verbal communication with the written form. Why should you bother? The incentive is that your income will increase if you write more.

    Its as simple and as obvious as that.

    In fact, written communication is more important than verbal online. Very seldom is it necessary to talk to someone verbally. Especially since the person you need to communicate with may be in a far off country and asleep during your prime time hours.

    Over the course of my years on the Internet, Ive accumulated a list of my favorite forums. People are online 24/7 chatting, asking questions, answering, helping, and occasionally spouting off with nonsense.

    You would think that these active forums with new posts being made constantly would be an indication that the ability to communicate with the written word is alive and well.

    Not so. In fact, in most forums, 80% or more of the members have never made a single post. And 90% have made fewer than 3.

    Thats a shame.

    Ill repeat it again. The ability (which 99.9% of computer users have) and the willingness (which 90% or more lack) to write is the key difference between success and failure with Internet marketing.

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    Where do you fall into this group? If youre in the 90%, youre typical, but I suspect your income could be higher. Even if youre in the 10% theres a good chance we can improve it still more.

    Would you like your income to be higher? The good news is that there is hope, and it can start today.

    Im not talking just about writing that killer sales letter that will make people take out their credit card and give you their money.

    Im not even talking about writing a 10 page or so report like this one.

    Im talking about starting with simple things.

    For example, how do you rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being scared to death, and 10 being proud of your ability, in performing the following tasks that require you to write:

    1. emails

    2. responding to forum posts that others have made

    3. starting new forum threads

    4. posting comments on other peoples blogs

    5. setting up your own blog and posting regularly.

    6. writing articles for the purpose of getting publicity, links to your website, marketing purposes, etc.

    7. writing press releases, or submitting articles to your local newspaper for publication

    8. writing short reports (5+ pages) for sale or to give away

    9. putting together an autoresponder series to send to people who youve convinced to sign up to have you send them more information about something

    10. sending promotional emails to people that have signed up to receive them from you

    11. writing a sales page to promote your product or service

    12. sending an email to someone who doesnt know you, asking him or her to do a joint venture with you.

    13. writing complete e-Books

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    14. writing books for POD (publish on demand), so that when someone requests one, a hard copy version of your book will be printed and mailed to them

    15. writing books that can be sold on Amazon.com

    16. writing books that will show up on the shelves of your local bookstore, or in your local library

    The further you can go down that list before saying: Whoa, not me!, the more comfortable you seem to be with your ability to write, and if youve reached step 6 or higher, you obviously have a willingness to write.

    For the rest of you (at least), I would like to offer another personal example.

    For years, I too was a lurker in the forums. You wouldnt believe it now, since I administer a very active one. Back then (a whole year and a half ago as I write these words in 2007), I saw others that would write nonsense and get bashed. I saw others that would ask a question and have some self appointed guardian of the forum tell him or her that the question had been asked and answered 17 months ago, why didnt they know that?

    I guess I was shy in the beginning there also.

    But eventually I got over my fear of posting. I joined a relatively new, at the time, membership site and started contributing. Since we were all new there, I felt comfortable.

    As I contributed I learned from others and I like to think they learned from me also.

    As I contributed, I developed friends. These were my forum friends and Ill talk about them in just a bit.

    As I contributed, I developed confidence. I started to answer questions others had, as well as requesting help for myself. In some topics I became a go to guy. Imagine that.

    As I contributed, and as I developed confidence, I learned new skills which I developed and tweaked, and profited from.

    As I developed my tweaks and started increasing my income, I suddenly felt that I had ideas that I hadnt seen others teach before.

    And with that, I decided to write a short report to give away, to use as an incentive for people to join my email list.

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    Then a funny thing happened. I had forum friends whose opinions I trusted, and I felt able to call on them for advice on my little report.

    These were people from all over the world. I had never spoken verbally to any of them a single time. I had no idea what race they were or what religious belief they had. I didnt know if they were young or old, short or tall, thin or fat, single or married, in fact in some cases I didnt know if they were male or female. None of that mattered. They were my forum friends.

    The advice from my forum friends astounded me. They told me I shouldnt give my report away, I should sell it.

    Me? A writer? Writing something that others would pay to read? Youre kidding me? At that point I realized that I had to upgrade my little report, it was one thing to give something away, a whole new level of responsibility came with selling it.

    And so I wrote some more. And got more feedback from my friends. That was how I started writing for profit, and Ive never looked back. My little report became an e-Book, and several thousand copies have been bought and paid for (that would be my 5 Bucks a Day book).

    Imagine that.

    It all came out of a willingness to share my thoughts by writing a paragraph or a line here and there on a forum. By so doing, I was able to develop relationships with people that have helped me attain more success in the last 9 months than I could have ever dreamed.

    It sure pays to have forum friends, doesnt it?

    Now, lets talk about you. Only you know where you stand as far as the list I wrote earlier. I hope you spent some time honestly evaluating your progress down that list. If not, do it now.

    If youre willing to try to improve your scores on each level, I can guarantee that your income will improve.

    If youre at the lowest level, I encourage you to spend more time developing your email skills. Dont just read an email and trash it. Of course youll trash the spam, but what if you get an email from a friend telling you that youre invited to a party after work. Do you have questions? Dont pick up the phone and chat, put your questions down in an email reply. Honestly. Yes, it will take longer than the phone call, but it will improve your ability to communicate with the written word.

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    So, OK, send the email and if you dont get a reply in half an hour, pick up the phone. But you crafted a reply, wrote it, and sent it. Chalk up some experience.

    Do you get emails from internet gurus? Ill bet you do, lots of them, right? Occasionally Ill have violent disagreement with something someone sends me. Dont we all?

    So what do you do? Unsubscribe and trash the email? What I do is put my feelings into words. Ill reply to the email. Ill tell the person what I think. Ill tell them why I think theyre wrong. I give the guru the respect they deserve and point out my opinion.

    Sometimes, I even get a reply. How about that? Even if I dont, if the guru reads his or her own mail, which isnt always the case but sometimes it is (for example, I read all the emails sent to me, but then again, Im not a guru), now theyve heard of you. Theres nothing wrong with that, in fact thats a good thing. If they dont reply, then dont take it personally, nothing ventured, nothing gained. But you did venture forth into uncharted territory and you never know what miracle could happen.

    Heres another thought. If youre an Internet marketer, theres a good chance that you are a member at the Warrior Forum. Most of the gurus are over there, some of them post frequently like Willie Crawford, Dr. Mani, and so on.

    Some of them are less frequent contributors, but they do show up occasionally. I see John Reese, Marlon Sanders, Yanik Silver, and lots more.

    So if you wanted to send them an email, and you didnt get a reply, what next? Well, I would give them the benefit of the doubt that your email got filtered out, or read and trashed by someone who worked for them, and Id send them a PM (private message at the forum).

    Im not advocating spamming anyone. Im advocating that if you have a personal message for George Guru that concerns something they sent to you, or that you think they would be personally interested in, that you craft a well written message and send it to them as a PM (private message) at the forum. Its very unlikely that they wont personally read it, I assure you. PMs take on a whole different level of urgency, not to mention the fact that theyll realize that you also belong to the same forum, therefore you have something in common.

    But dont tell them I told you to do that.

    And above all, dont send the same PM to every guru on the planet asking them to promote your new 10 page report that sells for $7 to their list of 100,000 subscribers. It wont get done, I assure you.

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    Terrified by doing that? Then Ive got real good news you dont need to do that because if you keep reading, youll find out that you dont need the A-list gurus anyway.

    Because slowly but surely youre improving your writing skills, and slowly but surely youre developing more forum friends that collectively will be more important than any single A-list guru. Really. Trust me on this. More later.

    Then take the next step on the list after youre comfortable with emails and PMs. And work on that.

    Heres a tip I read somewhere that I like. Its boring but its effective.

    Youre reading sales letters all the time online, right? Some make you drool and pull out your wallet. Then thats probably an effective sales letter, so heres what you do.

    First print it out. Then take out your pen and paper, and write it word for word. Yes, with pen or pencil. Not typing into a monitor. Sit down and write every single word on the page. If its one of those long sales pages, yes, it will take you hours, maybe days, to get it all written. Trust me, its worth it. Just do it.

    What this will do for you is embed into your subconscious some very effective methods of written communication. Youll be building up your mental swipe file.

    Do the above once or twice a week with different sales letters that you like, and soon youll be a pro at writing them yourself.

    Have you set up a blog yet? Millions have. Millions have also set up a blog, posted 3 times, realized that if you build it they will come was a movie, and nowhere in the movie was their blog mentioned.

    Others have started blogs, written interesting and valuable information, stuck through it by posting day after day, week after week, month after month, learned their craft, and accumulated enough interesting posts to acquire a large audience, get solid search engine rankings for some of their posts, and started earning a large income from just writing a few paragraphs a day.

    Which one do you want to be? Joe that posts 3 times and gets bored. Or John that posts 365 times a year and makes $100,000?

    I dont know which you answered, but I know what the difference between Joe and Johns effort is, and I know what the difference between Joe and Johns income is, so therefore

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    Theres more to it than that, of course, but not that much more. Or at least nothing more important than the quantity of quality posts.

    In fact, after several months of writing blog posts, and reading and replying to comments your readers have left you, you might have enough material for an eBook. Take it to the next level. Keep going down that list.

    Following these steps, writing gets a whole lot easier. It starts with emails and forum posts and your skills at writing develop with each step.

    You dont need to aspire to reach the final point, going on Oprah to flog your book.

    But you could if you really wanted to.

    I like to think that my writing skills have developed to the point where some people like to read what I write. Thats cool, it really is. That fact alone is responsible to a large amount of my income at this point. If I recommend something in an email or in a forum post, some people will check out what Im recommending. Very cool.

    At this point in my career, I would say that my biggest and most treasured assets are my forum friends. If everything else got wiped out, I could start again from scratch, as long as I had my forum friends and a way to contact them.

    The odd thing is almost without exception, all my communication with my forum friends have been in writing. Ive never met most of them, Ive never spoken with all but a few of them. Yet I would say I have several hundred, or more, forum friends.

    Amazing, isnt it?

    Can I give some concrete examples where my own ability and willingness to write has helped me? Sure.

    Example: I visit the Warrior Forum WSO (Warrior Special Offer) forum every day, several times most days. I probably purchase as much or more than anyone there, Im a sucker for a good sales letter. One thing I like to do is leave a sincere comment after Ive purchased something that I feel is good quality. This might just be a habit I developed from using eBay and their feedback system for so many years, but for whatever reason I just feel its appropriate to simply say in as many words as it takes: Good job, I enjoyed your report, and heres why.

    Over the months and years that Ive been doing this, its made me lots of forum friends. In fact some of these friends now regularly give me their products for no charge, just for an honest review. Without my asking.

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    One of those friends gave me something with resell rights that I was going to purchase, he said no, just take it, use it, do whatever you want with it, youre a good customer. Ill make over $90,000 this year from what came out of that purchase.

    Very cool.

    Will you make $90,000 if you start writing more and develop some forum friends? Maybe not. I cant guarantee it, but I can guarantee you have a better chance my way than the other way.

    Another example: Just recently I completed a transaction with a forum friend for a 5-figure purchase, I know the price I received was about a third of what he could have gotten elsewhere, but he was comfortable with me because of our relationship.

    We negotiated this purchase without direct contact except by PM. All along I thought he was located in England, but I found out late into the negotiation that he was actually in Australia. It didnt matter either way, but where else but on the Internet could this happen? Would he have sold to me below market value if I wasnt a forum friend? No. Would I have bought from him if he wasnt a forum friend? No.

    Another example: One of the members of one of my forums recently came onto hard times. He needed quick cash. He had something that he had written that he was selling sort of successfully.

    My advice: Offer a discount and sell your book on the Warrior Forum WSO section. The problem? He was a member, but he hadnt paid his dues, he hadnt contributed to the main forum, so he was ineligible to post a WSO. Too bad. The members would have gotten a good product at a good price, and this guy would have gotten some much needed cash.

    A lost opportunity, not because he didnt have the ability to write (he obviously had that, because he had the e-Book), but he didnt take the time, he didnt have the willingness to write and develop forum friends at one of the top Internet marketing forums of all.

    So, my biggest recommendation of all on how to get started on your journey to success with Internet marketing is this:

    Dont be a forum lurker (not that theres anything wrong with people that lurk).

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    Those that lurk can still benefit and learn. Those that contribute will benefit, learn, develop relationships (forum friends), brand themselves, and be in a position to take their income to a whole new level.

    Again, your forum friends, like mine, could be your greatest single business asset.

    I mentioned before that you might try sending a PM to an Internet guru occasionally if the situation was right. But after a while you wont need to do that. In fact

    Once you start developing forum friends, you wont need the gurus. Think about the Hollywood celebrities. There are the A list celebs like, I dont know, Paris Hilton, Clint Eastwood, Madonna, Brad Pitt, etc.

    Then there are the B list wannabes that are far more numerous, and far more accessible to the paparazzi, though fewer people care.

    Then there are the rest. Would you rather have a dozen close friends that you can hang out with, reach by phone or email anytime you want, exchange birthday gifts with, or would you like to sit at the table next to Paris Hilton for an hour while she ignores you? I know my preference.

    The same goes for Internet marketing relationships. Over the last year or so Ive developed a lot of friends on my level, and a couple on a level above. I dont want to be considered a guru, no matter what. Thats not at all necessary.

    Not that theres anything wrong with John Reese and Jim Edwards and Mike Filsaime and Marlon Sanders and Yanik Silver and the others, I respect them tremendously, but I prefer networking on my own level. On my level I can expect to be able to send emails and PMs and get immediate replies, and get things done, and further develop a mutually beneficial relationship.

    How do you start developing forum friends? You have to let them know you exist. They wont know you exist if you arent writing what theyre reading. Its as simple as that.

    You have to be willing to help them. If someone asks a question in a forum post that you know the answer to, raise your hand (figuratively) and answer the question, whether its an opinion or a fact.

    You will slowly and surely rise in stature among the others that spend time in that forum, and definitely in the eyes of the person you helped. Youll never know whos watching, will you?

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    Before you can expect to receive, you need to give. Pay it forward. Be willing to give 100 times what you expect to receive, and in the end its likely youll receive 100 times what you give.

    Thats what developing the ability and willingness to write will do for you. I assure you it doesnt take long. Theres nothing to be afraid of. It will improve your income, sometimes drastically. Not overnight, but soon enough.

    Yes, it is as simple and as obvious as responding clearly to emails, and to posting to forums. Take the next steps, make helpful blog comments. Start a blog. Write a short report. Write a sales letter for a resell rights product you own.

    The more you write, the easier it gets, the more comfortable you get with it, and the more youll earn.

    Develop this skill:

    The ability and willingness to write

    Your life, and your career, will never again be the same.

    Add some zeroes.

    Start it today. Just write it. Watch the seas part for you.

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